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HE’S RIGHT YOU KNOW

By Pete Moore On October 9th, 2020 at 6:23 pm

A top Republican senator has said that “democracy isn’t the objective” of America’s political system, sparking widespread outrage at a time when his party has been accused by Democrats of plotting voter suppression and questioning a peaceful transition of power in November’s election.

Outrage!

Democracy is just a process and a tool. Since we have it we might as well observe its niceties and the inherent promises within it. I.e. we shouldn’t spend years trying to overturn a clear result in a popular plebsicite. But it’s just a means to an end, ultimately.

That end is liberty. The greatest liberty for the greatest number of people. That’s the point of the law too, which democracy serves, and of government. Nothing else comes remotely close to the preservation of liberty.

FURLOUGH 2.0

By Pete Moore On October 9th, 2020 at 6:09 pm

Employees who work for UK firms forced to shut by law because of coronavirus restrictions are to get two-thirds of their wages paid for by the government.

The scheme, announced by Rishi Sunak, begins on 1 November for six months and a Treasury source said it could cost hundreds of millions of pounds a month.

Why not? Blow the bank. We’re skint for the rest of the century anyway. Rishi Sunak is the Cabinet hawk who wants everyone to get back to work. It’s a measure of the piss stains on the government mattress that he’s been forced to fold. Government will never return the Soviet powers its appropriated. It will never retreat from the literally incredible meddling it presumes in our lives and it will always, deep in government, be April 2020.

You were saying……

By Patrick Van Roy On October 9th, 2020 at 3:33 pm

Better dead than red……

By Patrick Van Roy On October 9th, 2020 at 3:14 pm

Hmmm where have I heard this…..

By Patrick Van Roy On October 9th, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Says it all

By Patrick Van Roy On October 9th, 2020 at 3:11 pm

THE THREE LEVELS OF TYRANNY

By Patrick Van Roy On October 9th, 2020 at 12:39 am

TOON!

By Pete Moore On October 8th, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Overnight it emerged Newcastle University has seen more than 1,000 students test positive for coronavirus over the past seven days.

And none in hospital.

No need to ask what’s going on up there. I spent three years at Newcastle University so I know. They’re getting smashed every night. They’re not allowed out so they’re getting smashed indoors. It would be safer to let them walk down the hill to the Bigg Market for a top night out, ending up at the International Kebab House. I arrived in Newcastle a scrum half and left it a hooker thanks to that training regime.

If they are genuine positive cases (we know they’re not) we can call off the hunt for a vaccine. Most of the country will be immune by Christmas.

747s TO THE KNACKER’S YARD

By Pete Moore On October 8th, 2020 at 7:28 pm

British Airways once operated the largest fleet of 747s in the world. Today the last two BA 747 flights left Heathrow and made the short hop to Kemble in Gloucestershire. Kemble Airfield is their graveyard.

BA was going to retire the fleet in a few year’s time anyway but the Chinese Communist Party brought that forward. Such is the way of the world. The 747 started operations in 1970. Just think of the millions of miles it has covered in the half-century since. It made the other side of the world so much more accessible for everyone. Designed as a front-loading transport plane, the nose would flip up so the cockpit had to be raised. Hence the famous bulge.

It’s only a machine but what a machine.

David Vance

By Patrick Van Roy On October 8th, 2020 at 9:23 am